Carrot, Lentil and Bacon Soup
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Carrot, Lentil and Bacon Soup

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Serves 6

Counts at two of your 5-A-DAY Only 98p per portion

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  • 15ml/1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 rashers of smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 450g/1lb carrots, washed, trimmed and chopped
  • 100g/4oz red lentils
  • 1.4ltr/2 1/2pt vegetable stock made with low salt stock cube*
  • 15ml/1tbsp tomato puree
  • 5ml/1tsp medium curry paste
  • yogurt, fresh coriander and croutons to serve
  • * Kallo do a very low salt vegetable stock cube


    1. 1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the bacon and onion and saute over a medium heat for 4-5 mins or until pale golden.
    2. 2. Stir in the carrots, lentils, puree and curry paste and mix well. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Boil uncovered for 5 mins, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 mins or until the carrots and lentils are tender.
    3. 3. Blitz the soup with a stick blender until smooth. Adjust the seasoning to taste, then serve with a dollop of yogurt, a scattering of coriander and croutons if liked.

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6th Sep, 2012
Delicious and nutritious soup (and cheap to make). I think this will become a firm favourite. I didn't have any curry paste so added 1 tsp of medium curry powder instead. When cooking was complete I added a generous squeeze of lemon juice which just harmonised the flavours nicely.
8th Feb, 2012
Made a lovely soup. Very tasty, I didnt have any curry paste to hand so I used some chilli flakes & cumin.
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